General (POS Preferences)
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Prior to using the Point of Sale terminal and creating Point of Sale accounts, POS Preferences should be set. Options available determine how accounts are created, how PIN numbers are controlled and if eligibility information is viewable.
The General Preference tool allows a school and/or district to set certain consistent requirements for the POS system in place at the school.
Setting POS General Preferences
- From the General Preference tab, check the options that should be in place at the schools when managing food service accounts. See the Explanation of General POS Preferences table below for more information.
- When finished, click the Save icon. Preferences can be changed at any time.
Explanation of General POS Preferences
Default Family Account
When this checkbox is marked, Campus only creates family accounts and not individual patron accounts.
Show Eligibility in Deposit
When this checkbox is marked, Campus displays the student’s eligibility on the POS Deposit.
|Autocorrect transactions for backdated applications|
Marking this checkbox allows Campus to automatically update eligible meals when the Effective Date on a Household Application is earlier than the day the application is processed. This feature gives students access to free/reduced lunches on the date the application was received. When this checkbox is marked, Campus automatically compares the eligibility date to the student's transactions, voids the old transaction(s), and re-enters the transactions using the correct eligibility.
This feature does not apply to Online Applications or to applications uploaded via the Eligibility Import Wizard.
Auto creation of account when enrollment record is added
When this checkbox is marked, Campus automatically creates a POS account for each new student that enrolls at the school when their enrollment record is created. It will not create duplicate accounts for students who have two enrollments or for students rolled into the next school year.
Auto creation of PIN when enrollment record is added
When this checkbox is marked, Campus generates a PIN number when a new student is enrolled.
Disconnected Status Time in minutes
Indicates how often Campus will ping POS terminals to verify the POS is still communicating with Campus. This affects the refresh rate of the red/green icon displayed on the Terminals tool.
POS Account Messenger Scheduler Preferences
|Only include accounts with activity since last scheduled message||Marking this checkbox limits message delivery to accounts that show activity since the last scheduled message task was created.|
Account activity is any credits or debits to the account balance, including voided transactions.
Account activity does not include:
|Minimum days between any Scheduler messages for accounts|
Entering a number in this field limits message delivery to accounts last contacted after the minimum days entered in this field. Decimal points are not allowed.
For example, if you enter 3 in this field and set up an hourly Messenger schedule, accounts will receive one message every 3rd day as long as the account meets the filter criteria on the message template.